In early December 2010, Fred Fastier, inaugural Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Otago, donated a 1200 strong collection of Science Fiction titles (magazines and books) to the Special Collections, University of Otago. This collection forms the basis of the exhibition ‘Ray Guns & Rocket Ships. The Fred Fastier Science Fiction Collection’, which begins in the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago, on 23 March 2012 and runs through to 15th June 2012. Hours: 8.30 to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
A correction to the last item: the profile of Su Mon was in the Hutt News on 24th January 2012. Sorry for getting the date wrong…
Su Mon is an artist who lives in the Hutt. She was recently profiled in the 24th December issue of the Hutt News. You can find her artwork displayed on her web site.
Frank Victoria is a finalist in The David Gemmall Legend Awards for Fantasy
Ravenheart Award – Best Fantasy Art Cover for Tymon’s Flight
The following sessions are being run at the Dowse in Lower Hutt over the weekend of 5th-6th March 2011. Bookings are essential. To book, phone 04 570 6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The following info is from the Dowse web site…
Pick the brains of an award winning sci-fi and fantasy artist during this inspiring weekend of imagination and creativity. This is an amazing opportunity to meet and learn from the artists behind White Cloud Worlds with four intensive workshops to choose from:
COMIC BOOKS BROUGHT TO LIVE | Sat 5 Mar | 10am – noon | 10yrs+ | FREE
A hands-on workshop for young comic book artists led by Dylan Coburn, Director of Sydney-based Karactaz Animation Studio and the DC motion comic Superman: Red Son. Come with a character and story in mind and learn how to make you own comic strip.
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN WORKSHOP | Sun 6 Mar | 4-5pm | FREE
For emerging science fiction and fantasy artists, join Paul Tobin and Warren Mahy for the fundamentals of concept design and illustration.
ONE ON ONE SCI FI SESSIONS
Bring in your portfolios/sketches for an intense 10 minute session with illustrators and conceptual artists: Paul Tobin, Greg Broadmore, Matty Rodgers and Nick Keller. They will give you feedback and share industry secrets.
WHITE CLOUD WORLDS ARTISTS AT WORK
Conceptual artists and sculptors demonstrate their skill on site. Featuring marquette making, comic book artistry and digital painting, this is a rare treat to see award winning science fiction artists at work: sculptor, David Meng; painter Nick Keller; digital painter, Matty Rodgers.
The New Dowse art gallery in Lower Hutt will be holding an exhibition of Science Fiction and Fantasy artwork called White Cloud Worlds. This exhibition will run from 11 December 2010 – 13 March 2011.
White Cloud Worlds features the work of artists who have been involved on such projects as Lord of The Rings, Avatar, Wizards of the Coast and Marvel Comics. The exhibition includes sketches, concept drawings, finished prints, sculpture and oil on canvas work. The exhibition is in conjunction with the publication of the book of the same name, described as “An Anthology Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Artwork From Aotearoa New Zealand”.
White Cloud Worlds is “An Anthology Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Artwork From Aotearoa New Zealand”. It has been produced by Weta and publishers Harper Collins. It is available now for pre-order for shipping in November. A limited boxed edition is also available.
In association with the launch of this book, The New Dowse art gallery in Lower Hutt will be holding an exhibition of the works from this book. This exhibition, also called “White Cloud Worlds” will run from 11 December 2010 – 13 March 2011.
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